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'The Tashkent Files' eye-opener for Prashantt Guptha

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Prashantt Guptha, who features in political thriller "The Files", says that before doing the film he did not know much about the mysterious death of then in 1966.

Asked how much did he know about Shastri, Prashantt told IANS: "Considering the fact that I have been brought up in the US and studied there, I did not know much about Indian politicians, apart from Jawaharlal Nehru, and Indira Gandhi, as any regular fellow who has studied in the US. But of course, it was an eye-opener for me to know the story of Shastriji."

In the film, helmed by Vivek Agnihotri, Prashantt has played a who strongly opposes the idea of reopening the investigation of Shastri's death.

The said: "All the reactions of my character in the film are produced by fear, like the way presently and are opposing the reality where a person who used to sell tea, became a and is unravelling the scams of their party... My character is also opposing the investigation fearing it will harm the image of the political party that he represents."

"The Files" features iconic actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Mithun Chakraborty, Shweta Basu Prasad, and

During the course of shooting the film, Prashantt had quite a few interactions with veteran Mithun.

According to him, Mithun praised his performance.

"It is a huge thing for me to receive good words from him. I also have to mention that helped me to rehearse my lines with him. He is such a gem of a person."

On his upcoming projects, Prashantt said: "I have just come back from because I finished shooting a film titled 'Regards and Peace', in which I am playing the protagonist. The film is directed by a filmmaker from Jammu. I am sharing screen space with I have also acted in a short film with and that will release soon. This apart, I have signed a Hollywood film titled 'A New Christmas'."



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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 15:12 IST